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Ventilation creates a healthier, drier building and helps provide an ideal environment for building occupants and sensitive stored materials. Legacy structures offer fabric building ventilation options to suit your needs.
With Legacy Building Solutions you can rest assured that you are getting a fully engineered building, constructed on time and on budget, with lower building lifecycle costs in the long run.
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Passive Ventilation System
Passive ventilation uses gravity to provide fresh air circulation inside a building with zero ongoing cost and maintenance. Passive ventilation systems may provide enough ventilation on their own, or they may be combined with active systems to provide more air turns. Overhangs, open walls, endwall panels and ridge vents are sources of passive ventilation.
Air intake is best achieved under the fabric structure overhang. This keeps fresh air flowing in at the occupied level of the structure and provides ventilation the entire length of the building. The lighter, cooler air flows in through the overhangs; as the air heats up it rises and is exhausted out the ridge vents.
There are several fabric building ventilation options for passive exhaust systems. An open ridge vent lets warm, humid air push out the peak unrestricted. Or incorporate a one-piece exhaust vent to block rain, snow and birds from entering through the ventilation system. Aluminum ARV vents are a cost-effective, attractive way to provide peak exhaustion.
Endwall panels are another maintenance-free way to ventilate a building. Mesh or aluminum panels are available in any size and several colors to blend in with the building.
Active Ventilation System
Fans, louvers and exhaust vents are more “hands-on” ways to create fabric building ventilation. Although these options require more up-front cost and maintenance than a passive ventilation system, they may provide the right amount of air for your application.
Fans and louvers are available in several colors and sizes. Talk to your building consultant for the most accurate information about fabric building ventilation options for your building.
Lined buildings include a separate cavity ventilation system to prevent condensation from accumulating on the steel frame. Cavity ventilation uses many of the same active and passive systems mentioned above, with the addition of tunnels to ventilate the cavity and the main building area.
River Cree Resort & Casino
29,680 sq ft Multi-Purpose Casino and Entertainment Facility | Enoch, AB
In this state of the art fabric structure facility, River Cree Casino combines superior acoustics, with clear, multi-level interior spaces. Learn more about River Cree Resort and Casino here.View Case Study
Fern Hollow Water Treatment Plant
7,549 sq ft Municipal Water Treatment Facility | Moon Township, PA
A Water Treatment Plant cover was designed, manufactured, and installed by Legacy crews overtop the existing water treatment equipment. Reducing maintenance time and costs.View Case Study
Biomethane Production Office & Processing Building
19,200 sq ft Biomethane Waste-to-Energy Production Building
The Biomethane Production Facility has a tall peak to allow tipping trucks inside, and a tightly sealed building envelope to contain odors. Clearspan floor space leaves plenty of room to store food waste for use.View Case Study
Southeast County Landfill
139,750 sq ft Biosolids Compost Cover
Legacy created an open-air building that allowed them to increase the productivity of the facility. Our engineering made it possible to consolidate it in one large building rather than the three structures proposed in the early stages of the building process.View Case Study
AGC Automotive Storage
16,482 sq ft Automotive Storage Structure | Elizabethtown, KY
An automotive company needed to store large tooling and equipment at their Elizabethtown, Kentucky, facility. After learning about the capabilities of fabric buildings on a rigid steel frame, they installed one building 160 feet wide by 100.5 feet long.View Case Study
City of Davenport
21,000 sq ft Bus Storage Building | Davenport, IA
Keeping diesel busses warm in the winter isn’t just nice, it’s a necessity. This bus garage does the job with R-25 insulation and a great design.View Case Study
96,000 sq ft Aircraft Assembly Hangar | Kansas
Big doors, natural light and plenty of clearspan space for equipment are the highlights of this aero storage facility. Our design features a completely removable door for oversized vehicles.View Case Study
Luxury Lexus Automotive Showroom and Offices
4,960 sq ft Portable Showroom & Temporary Office Building | Cerritos, CA
The owners of this Lexus dealership needed a temporary showroom for their growing business. Our structure met their needs: fast design, timely installation and an elegant finish to impress their affluent customers. Our custom design was just what they needed, when they needed it.View Case Study
Ontario Airport (ONT) Cargo Facilities
126,320 sq ft Cargo Logistics Facilities | Ontario, CA
As consumers continue to increase their demand for next-day packages, the square footage necessary for sorting increases as well. Ontario International Airport in California is the West Coast air and truck hub for UPS Airlines and is a major distribution point for FedEx Express. The Airport Authority found themselves requiring more space, resulting in a re-organization of the airport and the construction of two cargo buildings.View Case Study
Solar Ship, Inc. Off-Grid Aircraft Assembly Hangar
40,597 sq ft Aircraft Assembly Hangar | Brantford, ON
Solar Ship, Inc. is a Canadian company that develops hybrid aircraft designed to provide access to remote locations worldwide. The Solar Ship aircraft operate using solar power – an ideal the company is committed to maintaining in the design of their assembly facilities and hangars. In 2014, Solar Ship contacted Legacy Building Solutions to engineer, install and provide project management services on a new hangar in Brantford, Ontario.View Case Study
DHL Express Logistics Staging Pavilions
237,800 sq ft DHL-ULD Logistics – Americas HUB Buildings | CVG Airport – Erlanger, KY
DHL Express expanded their hub to include two pavilion buildings for cargo storage and logistics.View Case Study
YMM Airport Garage and Tool Shed
4,540 sq ft Airport Tool Shed and Vehicle Maintenance Shop | YMM Airport – Fort McMurray, AB
The airport lost many support buildings in a fire. The Airport Commission partnered with Legacy Building Solutions to design and install two new buildings.View Case Study
Agriland FS Woodbine Fertilizer Storage
19,404 sq ft Fertilizer Storage Building | Woodbine, IA
Agriland FS, Inc. is a farmer-owned cooperative that provides agricultural products directly to farmers. After several years working from a leased building, Agriland FS determined the need to add a permanent fertilizer storage building at their Woodbine, Iowa, location. The new building would be used for storing, mixing and distributing fertilizer. “We needed a building we could adapt,” said Curtis Hoakison, procurement manager. “Having everything contained in one facility was easier than trying to add another part to an existing building.”View Case Study
Feed Products & Bulk Feed Storage
62,800 sq ft Bulk Feed Storage Building | Madison, IL
Feed Products and Service is a supplier of animal feed products with multiple locations across North America. When business growth led to the expansion of their Madison, Illinois, location, they added a fabric structure to store and distribute bulk feed.View Case Study
Northern Farmers Co-op Fertilizer Storage
14,616 sq ft Fertilizer Storage Building | Williams, MN
Being able to customize a structure for the needs of a building owner is one thing; the ability to customize it to the future needs of a customer is another matter altogether. That’s what Legacy did for Northern Farmers Co-op. The cooperative had a need for more fertilizer storage, but they also wanted one that could be expanded and modified based on future needs.View Case Study
Gunther Salt Company Salt Storage Building
28,080 sq ft Commercial Salt Storage Building | St. Louis, MO
Gunther Salt Company is a distributor of various salt products throughout the Midwest. Due to business growth, they needed a new storage and distribution facility at their St. Louis headquarters. “We were looking for something that would last and have multiple uses,” said Darrin Chapman, plant manager. The building stores a specialized agricultural salt mix, which arrives at the facility via barges and is loaded onto trucks by conveyor belt.View Case Study
Silver Drache Farms Dressage Arena
22,000 sq ft Professional Riding Arena | Palm City, FL
Silver Drache Farm is a private equestrian facility used to train and board dressage horses in Palm City, Florida. The highly trained horses require daily exercise – which is not always possible with an outdoor arena. “The type of training that we do would require us to be in the sun for an extended period of time,” said Andrea Eppley, owner of Silver Drache Farm LLC. “In south Florida that’s just not practical.”View Case Study
Seahorse Run Covered Riding Arena
20,000 sq ft Covered Riding Arena | Suffolk, VA
Seahorse Run is an equestrian boarding and training facility that provides a full range of services to riders of all disciplines, including training, clinics, and competitions. As a top class riding facility, Seahorse Run uses specialized footing that allows the horses to perform their best and prevents injuries. Protecting this footing is a high priority for Seahorse Run owner Flynn Gladden. “If you don’t have a cover, the ground is too inconsistent to ride,” said Gladden.View Case Study
Kuka Equestrian Center Riding Arena and Barn
50,400 sq ft Riding Arena with Attached Barn | Maple Plain, MN
This combines a barn area with a riding arena, so it does it all. Natural light and horse-friendly acoustics are just two benefits of working with fabric.View Case Study
Winnemucca Rodeo and Event Center
54,400 sq ft Equestrian Event Center | Winnemucca, NV
This structure provides the advantages of an open air design with protection from the elements for the cattle. An adjustable vent system keeps it dry and cool inside.View Case Study
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